Gov’t provides support for alleged human trafficking victims
The Government of Saint Lucia, through the Ministry of Home Affairs and National Security has over the past weeks undertaken measures to secure the safety and health of approximately 76 individuals alleged to be victims of suspected Human Trafficking,” a press release from the Ministry of Home Affairs stated this week.
The Government of Saint Lucia is providing accommodation and support for 44 of these individuals.
The Ministry of Health is providing counseling and other health-related services. Other agencies such as the St. Lucia Red Cross, CARITAS, NEMO, New Beginnings Transit Home and the Ministry of Commerce, have also provided assistance.
The Trafficking in Persons Task Force has been activated and will continue to monitor the developments.
The Government of Saint Lucia is taking active steps to bring a resolution to this matter and for that purpose is working with the International Organization of Migration (IOM).